Police Funding Model

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The City of Winnipeg is considering a Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) funding model that ensures planning certainty for the City and sustainable and predictable funding for the WPS. There are five model options that are being considered.

The increased demand on City services, due largely to growth and other factors, has outpaced the City’s ability to fund tax-supported services adequately, so ensuring all parts of the budget are sustainable is important for the financial health of our city. In this context, sustainability refers to the taxpayer’s ability to sustain the cost of policing.

Your feedback on the police funding models will be one input Councillors will consider when they are making the decision on the proposed police funding model.



Take the survey
Attend an event
Learn more


The City of Winnipeg is considering a Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) funding model that ensures planning certainty for the City and sustainable and predictable funding for the WPS. There are five model options that are being considered.

The increased demand on City services, due largely to growth and other factors, has outpaced the City’s ability to fund tax-supported services adequately, so ensuring all parts of the budget are sustainable is important for the financial health of our city. In this context, sustainability refers to the taxpayer’s ability to sustain the cost of policing.

Your feedback on the police funding models will be one input Councillors will consider when they are making the decision on the proposed police funding model.



Take the survey
Attend an event
Learn more
  • We want to hear from you!

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    As residents of Winnipeg, your taxes fund the services you receive, including the Winnipeg Police Service. Ultimately, you vote for Councillors who represent you when making decisions that impact the future of Winnipeg. Your feedback on the police funding model will be one input Councillors will consider when they are making the decision on the proposed police funding model.

    The average household contributes about 27% of their annual property tax bill to policing services, so your views on how the budget is determined are important.

    • Your taxes
    • Your elected representatives
    • Your Police Service


    Feedback will be accepted until February 2, 2022. There are many ways to get involved.

    Take the survey

    Take the online survey by February 2, 2022. We will also be reaching out to a random, representative sample of Winnipeg adults to complete the survey.

    Attend a telephone town hall

    Register to receive a call at 7 p.m. on January 25, 2022. We will also be calling a random sample of Winnipeg phone numbers. If you would prefer to attend online, a live feed will broadcast the call on this webpage. Please review the presentation on police funding models ahead of time.

    Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    Format: Telephone and Virtual
    Register: Register here.

    Attend an online public event

    Learn about police funding models from a live presentation and then break out into smaller groups to discuss the models. All sessions are identical. Please review the presentation ahead of time.

    Event #1
    Date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    Time: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Register: Register here.

    Event #2
    Date:
    Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Time:
    6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
    Register: Register here.

    Event #3
    Date:
    Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Time:
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Register: Register here.

    Event #4
    Date:
    Monday, January 24, 2022
    Time:
    10 a.m. to noon
    Register: Register here.

    Event #5
    Date:
    Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    Time:
    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    Register: Register here.

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